Banker elopes with university micro-finance bank’s N6.5mn in Abeokuta

The bank staff has abandoned his position making him a prime suspect in the crime.

A man working with a micro-finance bank belonging to the Federal University of Agriculture, UNAAB, Abeokuta has allegedly fled with the sum of N6.5million belonging to the bank.

The suspect is said to be the accounting officer of the bank and used his position to siphon money from the bank account for his personal use.

He was reportedly in charge of the money coming into the account of the bank and the subsequent transfer of such to the GTBank, which is the superintending bank for the microfinance bank.

However, rather than lodge such money on a daily basis to the account of the superintending bank, the suspect allegedly uses fake tellers as evidence of payment.

The bubble burst recently when the authority of the micro finance bank issued cheques to some customers for collection of money from its account with the superintending bank, only to discover that the account was in red.

The account officer has since failed to show up for questioning and has become the principal suspect in the crime, university sources said.

The bank authorities have equally informed the police. Some of the staff of the bank have been invited for questioning by the police, just as security operatives are still on the trail of the suspect.

When contacted, the Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the story.

“Yes the case is with us here, and we are still on it for investigation,” he said.

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